Scorching seniors dominate soccer’s Senior Night

Eagles celebrate Senior Night against Hawaii Pacific.


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Redshirt junior goalkeeper JD Gunn leaps into the air to block the ball.

Caleb Crawley, Sports Editor

Biola University’s men’s soccer team defeated Hawaii Pacific 4-0 at Al Barbour Field on Monday night. Before the match, nine senior soccer players were honored as a homage to senior night. Kristian Colaci, Aidan Hill, Oscar Rubalcava, Mortiz Reigel, Clement Michelet, Theo Leo Calve, Izaac Zausch, Haiko Hovak and JD Gunn played the final home game of their soccer careers at Biola. 


Colaci and Le Calve spectacularly represented their fellow seniors on senior night. Both players scored two goals apiece against the Sharks, leading the Eagles to victory. Colaci’s multi-goal match brought his season total to 15 and tied him nationally for fifth-most goals scored in NCAA Division II men’s soccer. Le Calve chipped in his two goals in the 24th and 30th minute off penalty kicks, while also providing an assist on Colaci’s first goal. 

“Both [Colaci and Le Calve] have been doing a great job leading all year and I think tonight was no different. I’m really excited that they could both finish their senior careers at home with goals and assists,” said head coach Joey O’Keefe on Colaci and Le Calve’s performance on Monday night. 


Gunn continued his defensive dominance at goalie, making three saves and recording his sixth shutout of the season. The Eagles’ defense held their opponents scoreless in the last three matches. O’Keefe attributed the defensive success as a result of his team’s work ethic in practice.

“It’s a really good testament to how hard the guys have been working in practice every single day to make sure they’re well prepared for games,” O’Keefe said.  

Biola plays their final match of the season on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 1:15 p.m. against Holy Names. 

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